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Drug and Alcohol Rehab Leeds

Learn about drug and alcohol rehab and detox in Leeds. The rehab clinic offers a robust admissions process and supervised detox and evidence-based treatments.

    Drug and Alcohol Rehab Leeds

    Alcohol and drug problems are on the rise, and this is having a devastating impact on the individual, their families, and their community. There are people living in the Leeds area who are dealing with this type of problem, and they can feel lost and without hope.

    Most addicts will reach a point where they can see that they are destroying their life, but they can still delay ending the addiction because they fail to accept that a full recovery is possible.

    The person fails to appreciate that with the right attitude along with drug and alcohol support they will be able to overcome their addiction. Change can be difficult, but many people who have managed to give up an addiction and gone on to live a good life are proof that it is possible.

    Drug and alcohol addiction has become one of the biggest social problems of the century so far, and here in Leeds, we know that all too well.

    In 2018, the city of Leeds suffered 7.2 drug-related deaths per 100,000 people and 54.2 hospital admissions for drug abuse per 100,000 people. Both of these statistics are way above the national average of England.

    On a societal level, the fight against drug and alcohol abuse is one constant battle. On an individual level, there are certain things that a person can do to give themselves the best possible chance of recovery.

    The best thing a person in this position can do is to go to residential rehab, where they will be able to get top-quality care with every part of the recovery process.

    At drug & alcohol rehab Leeds, a person can go through a supervised and managed detox, before going through a therapy and treatment schedule that breaks each problem down into manageable chunks.

    They will learn how to respond to their own thoughts in a positive and constructive way, and coping techniques to deal with cravings going forward.

    We can recommend a clinic based on your own specific needs and circumstances so that you can get the most effective help available. We also provide free, completely confidential advice on anything to do with addiction and recovery.

    Start your recovery journey today by calling our expert team on 0800 088 66 86

    The disease of addiction

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    Being in a regular pattern of drug or alcohol abuse can cause a person to feel a combination of shame, guilt, and remorse.

    Although addiction is something that should be treated as swiftly as possible, you should not feel ashamed of having fallen into addiction.

    This is because addiction is a disease, not a moral failure or a conscious choice. The reason rehab works so well is that it allows a person to get to the root causes of their addiction, and thereby be able to put a stop to the cycle of substance abuse, which is the symptom of the disease.

    Dual diagnosis at rehab

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    Addiction is partly a mental health issue, and so it is hardly surprising that most people who are inactive addiction also have other co-occurring mental health issues.

    Unfortunately, due to the nature of addiction and substance abuse, these issues can often go for many years before being diagnosed.

    This can make it much more difficult for a person to function, especially with the added complications brought about by drug and alcohol addiction.

    At rehab, you will be able to be assessed by top mental health practitioners on-site, who will be able to diagnose any such conditions, as well as provide treatment and/or medication for them. This is referred to as dual diagnosis.

    The abstinence model of recovery

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    The ultimate aim of rehab is to get to a place of total abstinence from the substance to which you have been addicted, as opposed to just reducing or otherwise mitigating your substance abuse. After all, if you were able to manage your substance use, you would not be in rehab, to begin with.

    Some people can even abstain for brief periods of time while still in active addiction – however, without the proper treatment, they will likely relapse sooner or later.

    Getting treatment at drug & alcohol rehab Leeds means that you have a much better chance of getting to a place where substance abuse will simply not be part of your life anymore.

    Start your recovery journey today by calling our expert team on 0800 088 66 86

    The benefits of residential rehab Leeds

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    There are a number of different reasons why rehab is so effective at treating addiction and substance abuse problems. One of the main reasons is that all aspects of your treatment are combined into one plan, within the same facility.

    This involves a range of different treatments, administered by a number of different professionals. This would be a nightmare to organise outside of the context of rehab, and would probably end up being much more costly financially speaking.

    If you need to go through detox to get off the drugs that you have been abusing, there is no better place to do this than at rehab. You will be under the care of a specialist team of clinicians who do this kind of work every day and are experts in their field.

    They will be able to monitor your progress and make you as comfortable as possible as your body goes through withdrawal.

    Another great benefit of rehab is that you can go through recovery in a safe, secure, and tranquil environment. Addiction, and the process of coming out of it, can be very traumatic and scary at times.

    While you are going through this, it is best to be in a place that has minimal distractions and is not subject to the chaos of the modern world outside the clinic.

    Another part of why rehab works so well is the sense of community that you will experience, both with the on-site staff and the others going through recovery.

    Human beings are socially motivated, and addiction can be a very lonely experience. Being able to share your feelings with others in the same boat as you can be a very healing experience.

    Private Rehab vs. Council-funded rehab treatment

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    For most people, private rehab is a substantial financial investment, which is why a lot of people consider going through public services instead.

    This is always an option, and you will have a number of options open to you through your local authorities. However, there are both advantages and drawbacks to choosing public-funded rehab, as there are to private rehab.

    The main advantage of seeking a rehab place through public services is that you will not have to pay for your treatment.

    However, demand for these placements is high, and you will likely have to be on a waiting list for some time before treatment can begin, perhaps for months. You will also not have as much say in the kind of clinic that you are treated at, as compared to private treatment.

    The obvious disadvantage of going through private rehab is that you will have to pay for your own treatment, and the cost will be considerable.

    On the other hand, you will have access to a high standard of accommodation and care, have a great deal of choice around the type of clinic you go to, and you will be able to start your treatment straight away.

    Starting treatment quickly can be very important for someone whose addiction is towards the extreme end of the spectrum.

    At Rehab Recovery, we only provide referrals to private rehabs. However, if you would like to pursue the public option, we can still give you free and confidential advice on how to go about this.

    Start your recovery journey today by calling our expert team on 0800 088 66 86

    Inpatient rehab vs. Outpatient rehab

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    There are various types of rehab clinics available on the private treatment market, with some catering to a single-sex, or to members of a particular religion.

    The main differential when it comes to choosing a rehab clinic is whether the clinic is purely residential, or if they are able to accommodate outpatient treatment.

    Outpatient treatment means that the person will travel to the clinic by day while staying home in the evenings and sleeping at home.

    The outpatient option is appealing to some people, perhaps because it is more affordable, or because they can maintain some aspects of their normal life by staying at home during the evenings. However, outpatient rehab is only suitable for certain people.

    For a person going through recovery, being away from the clinic would increase risk factors. In order for outpatient care or home detox to be a viable option, you would need to live fairly close to the clinic and have a home life that is stable enough so as to not affect your recovery.

    Outpatient rehab or home detox would not also be suitable for:

    • Those with significant mental health issues that would cause them to struggle to complete a home detox
    • Anyone who has tried and failed to stay sober after numerous attempts at outpatient treatment and/or home-based detox
    • Those who are likely to commit acts of violence against a family or loved ones when they are drunk and/or high
    • People who suffer from Delirium tremens or alcoholic seizures
    • Anyone with Wernicke’s encephalopathy

    If outpatient rehab or home detox is something that you would like to pursue, we can discuss this during your telephone consultation.

    This is one of the reasons that we ask a lot of questions about your personal circumstances – we just want to make sure that we get your care right. Please also be assured that any information you give us will be treated with the utmost confidentiality.

    The alternatives to going to rehab

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    The benefits of going to private rehab are vast, but we understand that times are hard, and not everyone can afford this kind of treatment at the moment.

    If this is the case for you, please know that there is still help available, either for free or for much less money than a full course of rehab. We have listed some of these options below.

    Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous

    Alcoholics Anonymous has been running for nearly 100 years, and during that time has helped millions of people around the world to manage their alcohol cravings and to stay in recovery.

    They operate by providing free group meetings in most major towns and cities, where people who suffer from alcoholism can share their problems and thoughts with others who understand better than most.

    AA uses a 12-step model for recovery. This is a set of 12 guiding principles that a person is expected to fulfil in their journey to recovery.

    It includes giving yourself over to a ‘higher power’ as you understand it, and ultimately helping others who are in the same position that you were. This 12-step model is also the basis of related recovery organisations such as Gamblers Anonymous.

    SMART Recovery

    SMART Recovery is an alternative to Alcoholics Anonymous that was set up in 1994. It has a different approach, in that it offers addiction treatments and resources, but with a more clinical, evidence-focused approach.

    The organisation sees addiction as a behavioural problem to be corrected, rather than a disease. It also does not prescribe turning oneself over to a higher power.

    Whether you would prefer a spiritual or scientific approach to recovery is ultimately a matter of personal choice. Either way, SMART have a host of resources that could help you in terms of your recovery journey. Search for ‘Smart Recovery’ to find what services are available near you.

    Home detox

    Home detox from alcohol is a much more affordable alternative to private residential rehab. It usually costs about £1500 for a 10-day detox, which involves us sending specialist medication out to you in the post along with detailed instructions on how to complete your detox.

    Although this is a much more affordable option, it is only a viable option for certain people.

    Specifically, you would need to be consuming fewer than 30 units of alcohol per day, as well as having a stable home life. If this is not the case, then it would be best to go through alcohol detox at drug & alcohol rehab Leeds, with medical supervision.

    Al-Anon Family Group meetings

    Al-Anon is an organisation that runs parallel to Alcoholics Anonymous, in that it provides support groups for the friends and family members of those who have experienced problems with addiction.

    It provides a safe, confidential space for these people to share their experiences and thoughts with one another, without being judged. Like AA, Al-Anon is also guided by a set of 12 principles.

    Outpatient treatment via a local Drug & Alcohol team in Leeds

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    Your local GP will be able to provide you with a number of different resources for treating your addiction problems, or at least managing them until you can get more substantial treatment at rehab.

    Your doctor will be able to put you under the care of your local drug and alcohol outreach team, and possibly a mental health outreach team as well.

    They will also be able to point you in the direction of any relevant meeting groups that take place regularly in your local area.

    The admissions process in Leeds

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    The first step toward rehab treatment isto call Rehab Recovery.

    Once you arrive at the clinic, you will need to be assessed on-site by staff. The purpose of this is to find out more about your experience with drug and alcohol abuse, so that they can put an effective care plan into place for you.

    There are a few different methods that they might use to assess this, three of which are explained below.

    Start your recovery journey today by calling our expert team on 0800 088 66 86

    ASAM criteria

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    The ASAM technique is designed to assess the patient’s personal characteristics, as well as their willingness to actively participate in the treatment process.

    There are six different criteria of assessment, which are as follows:

    • Acute Intoxication and/or Withdrawal PotentialAssessing your past and current experience of substance use and detox/withdrawal
    • Biomedical conditions and complicationsDiscussing your health history and any current physical or biological conditions
    • Emotional, Behavioural, or Cognitive Conditions and Complications Exploring your thoughts, negative emotions, and mental health challenges
    • Readiness to changeAssessing how willing you are is to commit to the treatment process
    • Relapse, continued use, or continued problem potential Exploring your relationship with drug or alcohol relapse past or present
    • Recovery and/or living environmentExploring your current circumstances, and how likely they are to affect your recovery

    DSM-5

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    The DSM5 method of assessment is used to assess the severity of a patient’s substance abuse problem or addiction. The system has four different categories of behaviours and asks the patient to reveal how many of the behaviours within each category apply to them.

    • Impaired ControlUsing more of a substance than intended, using the substance more often than intended; wanting to cut back but finding themselves unable to do so
    • Social ProblemsNeglecting or ignoring responsibilities; stopping doing activities that they used to enjoy; failing to complete tasks in the workplace or at school
    • Risky UseUsing drugs or alcohol in risky settings or circumstances, continuing to use despite knowing that they are in danger
    • Physical DependenceNeeding increasingly more of the substance to get the same effect; having withdrawal symptoms, physical or psychological, when they are not using

    The patient is then asked to tally up how many of the above apply to them, and that information is then scored as follows:

    • Two or three symptomsindicative of a mild substance abuse disorder
    • Four or five symptoms indicative of a moderate substance abuse disorder
    • Six or seven symptoms indicative of a severe substance abuse disorder.

    Under this method of assessment, a severe disorder, i.e. six or seven symptoms, would be classed as an addiction.

    Wherever you fall on the scale, you will be able to get help through treatment at rehab. The only reason they ask such specific questions about your substance abuse is so that they can arrange the right kind of care for you at the clinic.

    Alcohol use disorders identification test (AUDIT)

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    The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test, AUDITs for short, is a testing procedure that was created by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

    It is a common method of assessing the level of a person’s addiction, and how much of a risk they are to themselves and others while in addiction.

    AUDITS comprises a series of questions relating to the person’s substance abuse and then provides a scoring system to complete.

    0 to 7 points would indicate low risk, whereas 20 or more points indicate a possible substance dependence. You can search ‘AUDIT alcohol test’ on your preferred search engine to take the test for yourself.

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    Intervention

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    For some people, it can take a long time for them to come to terms with the fact that they have an addiction.

    They may have convinced themselves that there is nothing wrong with their level of substance abuse, or it may be that they simply cannot bring themselves to face the process of going through rehab and recovery.

    In cases like this, it may take an intervention for the person to gain perspective and admit that they need professional help.

    A ‘traditional’ intervention will involve people sitting down in a room with the person and explaining, one by one, how their substance abuse has affected them. This is the type of intervention most commonly portrayed in media.

    This type of intervention is best overseen by a trained intervention counsellor, who can make sure that the intervention is productive and constructive.

    An alternative to this is the CRAFT method of intervention, which takes the approach of positive reinforcement.

    When a person demonstrates positive behaviour, such as abstaining from drug or alcohol use for a length of time, they are rewarded. This is a psychotherapy technique that has been used to treat drug and alcohol addiction since the 1970s.

    If you would like advice on how to stage an intervention for someone who you are concerned about, we are happy to provide free and confidential advice on either of the methods described above.

    Interventions can often be challenging at the moment, but sometimes this is the only way to get through to someone who is in need of addiction help.

    How much does rehab cost Leeds?

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    The cost of private rehab will vary depending on a number of different factors, the main one being how long you stay at rehab .

    If you are doing a full 30-day course of rehab, including 7-10 days of detox, you could expect to pay between £8000-£12000 for a single-occupancy room, and around £6000 for a place in the multiple-occupancy dorm.

    If you were to just do a detox at the clinic, the costs would be reduced to around £3000-£6000 for a single occupancy room, or £2000-£4000 for a dorm.

    The cost of completing a home-based detox with appropriate medication would be about £1500. However, only certain people will be eligible candidates for a home detox. We go into more detail about this in the ‘home detox’ section below.

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    Tips for choosing the right rehab Leeds

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    We at Rehab Recovery are here to help you find the best rehab clinic possible. However, you may want to go off and do your own research in order to find a suitable clinic.

    If this is the case, there are certain qualities that you should look out for, some of which we have listed below:

    • Success rates Find out what percentage of the clinic’s patients manage to achieve long-term recovery. This figure should be readily available – if it isn’t, that could be a bad sign.
    • Track recordCheck how long the clinic has been operating. Try to pick a clinic that has been running for at least 20 years.
    • Reviews As with any other services, reviews provide a good barometer of how good the clinic is. You may also find other useful information from previous patients.
    • Affordability Check the prices of the clinic and how well they fit your budget.
    • Approachability Try to talk to the clinic first via phone or email, and get a better sense of how they operate and treat patients.
    • QualificationsCheck the website of the clinic to see the staff working there, how senior they are in their field, and what their qualifications are.

    We are happy to help you find a clinic that we think will suit your needs.

    We do this through a no-obligation phone consultation. If you are happy to take us up on our recommendation, we can take care of all the practicalities and have you starting treatment within just a few days. This quick turnaround is one of the biggest advantages of going to private rehab.

    What is detox, and do I need one?

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    In a general sense, detox is ridding the body of any remaining toxins. In the specific context of drug & alcohol rehab, it refers to medical intervention to ensure a safe withdrawal from an illicit substance.

    Detox is not required for all drugs but is essential when withdrawing from opiates, benzodiazepines, and heavy alcohol abuse.

    If a person attempts to withdraw from any of the above classes of drugs without medical detox, they run a risk of seizure or even death.

    This risk increases with the severity of the person’s substance abuse, as well as the timespan of their addiction. If you are withdrawing from any of these drugs, it is never advised to do so by yourself, or to go ‘cold turkey’ – this is simply too dangerous.

    Detox at rehab will usually involve the use of special medication to ease the transition from active addiction into sobriety.

    For alcohol, this will likely be a medication called Librium, which is a sedative commonly used in alcohol withdrawal.

    In the case of heroin detox, it will probably involve a medication called Subutex, followed by a transition onto Methadone, which will probably last for several months after you have completed rehab.

    It is common for people in heroin recovery to be on a course of methadone for 12 months or longer.

    Certain other substances, including cocaine, crack, cannabis, and ecstasy, do not require a medical detox. However, there is always the chance of experiencing very unpleasant psychological symptoms, as well as more moderate physical symptoms.

    If you are withdrawing from these drugs, it is still best to do so at rehab, where you can be monitored for your own safety and wellbeing.

    How long does rehab last for?

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    It depends on what treatment package you end up going for, but generally speaking, most people will stay at drug & alcohol rehab Leeds for about 30 days. However, this can be up to 90 days in some extreme cases of addiction and withdrawal.

    Detox would usually take up between 7 and 10 days of this time, although a full medical detox is only necessary for certain substances.

    If you were to do a standalone detox at the clinic, or a home-based detox with our assistance, this would take between 7 and 10 days.

    This is a cheaper option than the full course of rehab, but not as beneficial, as you will not have the other therapy and treatment that comes with residential rehab. Please see the ‘inpatient vs. outpatient’ section above for further detail.

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    Rehab for Cocaine in Leeds

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    Cocaine use has been an open secret of British nightlife for decades now. Although cocaine is still considered a Class A drug, and punishable by up to 7 years in prison, cocaine users can be seen by the hundreds on a weekend night out in any major city.

    What starts out as a way to feel energised and sociable on a night out can soon descend into a full-blown substance addiction.

    Cocaine addiction can be treated the most effectively at rehab, where you can access a range of treatments and therapies under the same facility, all while having respite from the stresses of your everyday life, and the noise and busyness of the outside world.

    Although cocaine addiction does not require a medical detox, it is important to have supervision as you withdraw. This is because cocaine withdrawal is associated with unpleasant psychological symptoms, such as cravings, paranoia, anxiety, and suicidal ideation.

    At drug & alcohol rehab Leeds, you can have these symptoms monitored and managed by a small team of expert clinicians.

    For the rest of your rehab stay, you can work on the underlying issues that caused you to pursue the escapism of cocaine use in the first place.

    Call Rehab Recovery to find a suitable clinic in Leeds or the greater Yorkshire area. Using our industry-leading expertise and database of contacts, we can help to make cocaine abuse a thing of your past.

    Rehab for Heroin in Leeds

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    Although heroin use is widely stigmatised and highly illegal, it still constitutes a huge public health problem in this country. Aside from the overdoses and serious health problems that heroin can cause, there are the indirect social symptoms of heroin addiction.

    This includes increases in crime, poverty, and domestic abuse as a result of the lifestyle associated with heroin abuse.

    If you are inactive in heroin addiction, the best thing to do is go to rehab.

    Residential rehab is particularly valuable for someone withdrawing from heroin, because they can accommodate a full medically assisted detox, with the use of appropriate medications to reduce the chances of seizure and other serious physical withdrawal symptoms.

    Heroin detox usually takes between a week and 10 days at rehab, and usually involves the use of a medication like Subutex.

    Once detox is over, you can move on to a personalised therapy and treatment plan, which will deal with the underlying mental health issues at play in your addiction, as well as work on healing the trauma that you have experienced in addition, as well as before.

    As well as arranging a referral to a heroin rehab clinic in Leeds, we can provide detailed advice on everything to do with heroin withdrawal, for free.

    Due to the horrendous withdrawal symptoms, heroin addiction can sometimes feel inescapable. However, there is always a way out through proper treatment at rehab.

    Rehab for Cannabis in Leeds

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    Along with alcohol and cocaine, cannabis is one of the most widely used substances in the country. Although it does not have the same stigma as so-called ‘harder’ drugs and possession is rarely prosecuted, cannabis abuse still causes many people a lot of problems.

    Despite common myths, cannabis is not a harmless drug. Long-term cannabis use can elevate the risk of a number of serious mental health problems, including paranoia, depression, and anxiety.

    Cannabis use can also cause individuals to become socially withdrawn. This kind of social isolation can worsen any mental health problems that are already present.

    Cannabis use can take over a person’s life, and this often happens gradually without them noticing. If this has happened to you, the best course of action is to seek treatment for cannabis addiction at rehab.

    You will not have to detox, but you will be able to work through your mental health issues, manage your cravings, and modify your behaviour.

    Forget the myths – cannabis can, and does, cause addiction and harm. If you would like to seek cannabis addiction treatment at rehab in Leeds, call Rehab Recovery to speak with one of our team in confidence.

    Start your recovery journey today by calling our expert team on 0800 088 66 86

    Therapies available at Leeds rehab

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    Addiction is a very complex thing, and there are many different factors and triggers at play. This is why treatment at rehab involves a wide range of therapies and treatments, all of which will have their own benefits.

    The people who put together your treatment plan will take your individual circumstances and needs into account and put together a plan that is right for you.

    Your therapy plan at rehab is likely to include a combination of the following:

    1. Cognitive behavioural therapy

    Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) has all kinds of applications, and it is commonly used to treat problems with drug and alcohol abuse.

    CBT is concerned with making the person challenge their thoughts, as well as their cognitive and emotional responses to them.

    It can help to create coping strategies to deal with recurring psychological or behavioural problems.

    2. Dialectical behavioural therapy

    Dialectical behavioural therapy is a separate discipline from CBT, although it is based upon the same principles.

    DBT is often used as a way to treat BPD and other personality disorders, which are a common comorbidity of drug and alcohol addiction.

    It is also commonly used to treat problems such as suicidal ideation and self-harm. DBT has been used increasingly to treat drug and alcohol addiction in recent years.

    3. Motivational interviewing

    Motivational interviewing is a counselling technique that is focused on solving ambivalence and apathy within the patient.

    A lack of motivation can be a common trait in someone who has been battling addiction.

    Motivational interviewing seeks to remedy this by helping clients to address their ambivalence and ultimately come up with new sources of motivation on their own.

    4. Brief interventions

    Brief intervention is a term that describes immediate interventions with a short-term focus.

    This could be something like providing 5-10 minutes of advice on a current behavioural issue, or helping someone to plan out positive steps that they could take over the following few days.

    Most the rehab is focused on the medium-to-long term, but short-term interventions are important as well.

    5. Holistic therapies

    Holistic therapies is a broad term for activities that are designed to have a positive effect on your wellbeing, and provide you with a positive focus of attention while you are at rehab.

    This could be things like art therapy, music therapy, or dance therapy. It could also be things like mindfulness meditation, yoga, or gardening.

    All of these activities can provide a great sense of wellness, as well as give you something to focus on with your time. It may also end up giving you a new hobby, focus, or even profession after you leave the clinic.

    6. Group therapy

    At the vast majority of rehab clinics, there is a big emphasis on the group therapy aspect of recovery, and forming a small recovery community with those in the same position as you.

    This will usually involve group therapy sessions, which will usually be overseen by a member of the mental health team, or a more senior member of the group who is a little further along in their own recovery.

    These sessions can be great for getting things off your chest, as well as learning from the perspectives and collective life experiences of everyone else at the clinic.

    7. Individual therapy

    Although group therapy is important and rewarding, there are certain things that you will probably not want to share with a group.

    You will be able to discuss these subjects at length during your individual therapy sessions, with the support and insight of a range of mental health professionals.

    Individual therapy sessions might include traditional counselling, psychotherapy, CBT, and others. The aim is to explore and address the issues that may have been exacerbating your addiction, or perhaps even drove you to substance abuse, to begin with.

    8. Family therapy

    Family therapy means involving members of your family, or other significant loved ones, in your therapy sessions at the clinic. This will be mediated by a highly trained professional, who will be able to make sure that everyone’s voices are heard.

    These sessions can be wonderful for repairing relationships that have been fractured by drug or alcohol abuse.

    We know that family relationships are complex and dynamic and that not everyone wants to sustain a relationship with their own family.

    Please be assured that family therapy sessions at rehab will only happen if everyone involved consents and if it is deemed to be appropriate in terms of your overall treatment and therapy plan.

    9. Co-dependency treatment

    Living in drug or alcohol addiction can often cause people to develop unhealthy relationships. There are several reasons for this, from sheer vulnerability to subconscious survival instincts.

    It can take getting sober, as well as the perspective of a professional, to realise that a relationship is unhealthy.

    At rehab, you will be able to assess your relationships, with the benefit of distance and a clear head. You will also have counselling from mental health experts, who can help you to make sense of your relationships with others and how to manage them effectively.

    10. Twelve-Step Facilitation Therapy (TSF)

    For those who adhere to the 12 step principles put forward by Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous, it will be possible to incorporate these beliefs and values into your treatment schedule at rehab.

    Not all rehab clinics use the 12-step method, but most do, and we can use our expertise to help you to find the right clinic for your needs.

    Start your recovery journey today by calling our expert team on 0800 088 66 86

    Relapse prevention strategies

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    As you come towards the final days of your residential rehab course, you will be encouraged to focus on the next phases of recovery – re-joining the wider world as a person in recovery.

    With everything you have learned in the last few weeks, you will be in the best possible position to maintain your sobriety. However, staying in recovery is not easy, and you will need to have a plan in place.

    This is where your relapse prevention plan comes into effect. This plan will be created with the help of the staff at the clinic and will set out a number of steps that you can take to enhance your own recovery chances.

    This will likely include things like a reassessment of your social groups – for example, minimising contact with someone you know who is still in active addiction.

    It will also require proactive measures, such as committing to regular group therapy sessions, perhaps at Alcoholics Anonymous or through an equivalent organisation such as SMART Recovery.

    Staying in recovery requires this kind of proactive steps, along with minimising the potential for harm by staying away from triggering places or social situations.

    Seeking Help for Addiction in Leeds

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    As soon as the individual feels ready to stop they will need to take action quickly. If they delay they may lose their motivation, and this will mean that they will be opening the door for a return to denial. In many cases, the individual will require some type of detox clinic.

    This will be particularly important for those individuals who have been addicted to alcohol and drugs for many years. These people may be at risk of severe withdrawal symptoms so they will need to have the process medically supervised – this can be done by staying in detox clinics.

    The first step that people often take when seeking help for their addiction is to speak to their GP. This is a good thing to do because this physician will know who to refer them to. If the addiction is mild the GP may even try to help the individual directly.

    The benefit of approaching a physician, first of all, is that this professional should know their patient fairly well, and they will usually be somebody that can be trusted. If the GP feels that the addiction is serious enough they may be able to arrange a place in a detox centre.

    It is also possible for people to initially seek assistance from a self-help group like Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous. This can be a very good option because it means that the individual will be supported by those who really understand what they are going through – the members of these groups will all have gone through a similar thing.

    One of the other benefits of attending a fellowship is that they not only supply the individual with support and encouragement to quit the addiction, but they also supply a program that the individual can use to rebuild their life.

    If people are looking for drug and alcohol treatment in Leeds they will have options. There is no right way to get sober – each person is unique and they need to find the path that works for them. It is usually recommended though that the individual spend some time in drug and alcohol rehab so that they can build a firm foundation for their recovery.

    Start your recovery journey today by calling our expert team on 0800 088 66 86

    Good Reasons to Choose Rehab

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    Rehabs offer a comprehensive package that provides people with a way out of addiction. These are usually residential programs because the individual will progress faster if they are staying in this environment all the time.

    There are many good reasons why people might want to choose this recovery path including:

    • By entering a drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre the individual is making a firm commitment to recovery. This means that they will be doing what needs to be done in order to achieve sobriety.
    • These facilities provide the individual with a therapeutic environment. This is important because it will boost the person’s own determination to quit, and thus increase the likelihood of this happening.
    • The person will be joining a community of people who are on a common path. This means that there can be a great sense of comradeship as the residents give each other support and encouragement.
    • One of the great benefits of entering this facility is the person will have access to a multidisciplinary team of professionals who will assist them in their attempt to become sober.
    • The individual can be medically supervised as they pass through detox. This can be of particular importance for those individuals who are at risk of severe withdrawal symptoms.
    • By entering this facility the individual will have access to many of the resources that they are going to need in order to become sober.
    • The individual will be protected during the early weeks of recovery when they are most likely to relapse. Once the person gets beyond these difficult few weeks they will be more likely to achieve sustained recovery.
    • The client will have the opportunity to develop new coping skills. This is very important because they will no longer have alcohol or drugs to fall back on. The most common reason why people relapse in early recovery is that they feel unable to cope. By developing new strategies for dealing with life the individual greatly increases their chances of making it through early recovery.

    Contacting Rehab Recovery

    For more information on detox and rehab options Leeds, contact Rehab Recovery today on 0800 088 66 86.

    When you contact us, we shall outline a variety of treatment options that are available to you in Leeds.

    This includes both private and statutory addiction treatments.

    We also offer drug and alcohol rehab services in a variety of places within the South West of the UK, including, BristolSomersetDevonDorsetBournemouthBathExeter and more!

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